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Interstate 81 Exit 14 ramp improvements and bridge reconstruction

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
January 2016

Est Completion Date
Fall 2018

$36.4 million

W-L Construction and Paving Inc., Chilhowie, Virginia



John Dew, P.E., Area Construction Engineer

What's Happening Now?

Reconstruction of Interstate 81 exit 14 has been completed. 

W-L Construction and Paving, Inc., Chilhowie, was awarded the contract to reconstruct the I-81 Exit 14 interchange in late 2015 and work began January 2016. The majority of work wrapped up in late October 2018.

The project included:

- reconstruction of I-81 before and after the interchange

- replace the I-81 bridges over Route 647 (Old Jonesboro Road)

- reconstruction of the on and off ramps at Exit 14

- reconstruction of Jonesboro Road to provide two through lanes in each direction with a raised median and dual left turn lanes for the I-81 northbound entrance ramp

- Installation of two traffic signals where I-81 ramps intersect with Jonesboro Road

- construct a retaining wall between I-81 and a portion of Dennison Drive

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Design Display

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